One antique shop is bigger and better in Hill City and after a big tragedy and a well-known flooring business is back.
It's a place you can go to feed your curiosity and walk away with something unique. Heart of the Hills Antiques is now truly in the heart of Hill City.
It's the third move for the business. Heart of the Hills Antiques is located at 280 Main Street and say the move was to attract more traffic and have more space.The family-operated antique shop specializes in firearms, coins, vintage turquoise, Black Hills Gold Jewelry and trains.
They say customers are impressed with the move thus far.
Josesph Belczak, owner of Heart of the Hills Antiques, says "The thing that really entices people here is the amount of different things we have to offer. We have a variety of unusual antiques and collectibles, and it's well-organized. It's not alot of clutter where it looks like a garage sale or something like that, we try to organize things so that if we have the collectors come in here, they're able to find what they want to find just by getting drawn to that one location."
Belczack says if anyone has any questions understanding the worth of something they own, they can stop by.
Heart of the Hills Antiques does appraisals and they're always open to buying and collecting special coins and jewelry.
After losing one of their stores on Sturgis Road due to a devastating fire in July, Freed's Fine Furnishings is still with their customers every step of the way.
Ka Alberts, President and Co-owner of Freed's Fine Furnishings, says "First thing we had to do was take care of our employees and the next thing was take care of our customers and we felt that by getting this up and running as quickly as we could, that will enable us to keep our employees employed and our customers serviced."
The idea behind the new Freed's Floors located at 1825 Haines Ave. in the old Office Max building, Alberts says, was making the shopping experience as fun and exciting as they could. The space allows them to show many more samples and have a huge in-stock selection. Now, the company has two furniture stores up and running. They're servicing customers out of the downtown Furniture Mart and Ashley Furniture.
Freed's is still determining what they will do with their old building so it will remain vacant until those plans are decided.